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"Girls romp early, winA withering early attack left the team with a perfect mark in league play."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The girls' basketball team played 27 fairly ordinary minutes on Friday against visiting Sequim. They also played five minutes of very extraordinary basketball en route to a 63-50 win that maintained their undefeated Olympic League record.Midway through the opening quarter the score was a modest 6-6.For the rest of the quarter and the beginning of the second, Bainbridge nearly caused the scorekeeper to develop carpal tunnel syndrome keeping up with the onslaught of Spartan hoops. Nearly every shot went in, nearly every pass threaded its way through the Wolves' defense to find an open shooter, nearly every rebound ended up in Spartan hands, and the few shots the Wolves got off in the face of a smothering defense caromed off the rim or missed it altogether. "

"Wrestlers fall to Cougars at CKMankes, King provide spark to put the Spartans on the board."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The Spartans grapplers lost to perennial power Central Kitsap by a much-closer-than-expected 44-32 Thursday, in what coach Steve Hohl termed a good outing.Were not for the illness of seniors Travis Dever and Mike Roe and the by now customary heavyweight forfeit, the score could easily have been reversed. "

Feats of great strengthSpartan grapplers take second in the Island Invitational tourney Saturday.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Spartan wrestlers led Mercer Island by a single point, 197-196, going into the finals at Saturday's Island Invitational tournament.But the Islanders' five finalists produced three wins to take home the first place trophy by a 10-point margin, 212 to 202. Still, second place represented the Spartans' best finish in five years. "

Swimmers outpace WolvesA short-handed Sequim squad couldn't keep up with the Spartans.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The 400 yard freestyle relay, the final event of Thursday's swim meet against Sequim, provided a perfect illustration of the outcome. As the swimmers popped into the water at the starting horn and began to emerge, a Sequim swimmer was two full body lengths behind all three Spartan teams before anyone had even swum a stroke.Bainbridge defeated the outmanned Wolves - who barely brought enough swimmers to fill two relay teams - by a 128-56 score that would have been far greater had coach Lynn Wells swum her A team in every event.But with the outcome never in doubt, and Sequim so shorthanded, Wells chose to allow a number of swimmers who normally swim JV to earn varsity points. "

Grapplers need a 'big guy'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Spartan wrestling coach Steve Hohl can identify with Richard III after Thursday's 42-36 loss at Port Townsend evened the team's season record at 4-4-1.A heavyweight! A heavyweight! My kingdom for a heavyweight! has been his season-long mantra as the absence of a genuine big guy has forced several forfeits and personnel alterations as the Spartans could easily be undefeated in dual-meet competition at this point.

"Swimmers swamp CK, OlyHoliday layoffs slowed times, but not final results"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

"The boys' swim team returned to action by defeating both Central Kitsap/ Klahowya and Olympic in a double dual meet Thursday, winning 129-56 against CK and swamping the Trojans 132-26.Most of the events represented 1-2-3 Spartan sweeps, and in numerous cases the visitors entered only one or two swimmers.It was nice to have some of our swimmers back in the water after they were missing due to vacations or illness, coach Lynn Wells said.The one truly competitive event was diving, with Spartans Zander Burmer and Kris Ley competing against two seasoned CK divers. "

"They're older, they're faster, they're fitterThe magic of masters swimming."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

"Jim Jacobson thinks the masters/fitness swim program may have saved him from an agonizing, wheelchair-bound life.Two and a half years ago, the 45-year-old contractor fell off a building and sustained what doctors at the Mason Clinic termed a Superman break - the second, third, and fourth cervical vertebrae, dubbed for a similar injury that paralyzed actor Christopher Reeves. I was a couple of millimeters between Christopher Reeves and lucky, Jacobson says. All those flip turns must have loosened up my neck just enough. He was already a member of the masters program, which takes adults of all ages and meets several times a week at Ray Williamson Memorial Pool. "

Hoopsters will stand tall in Metro

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

New boys basketball coach Scott Orness knows what’s ahead for his team. “Metro is possibly the toughest league in the state in basketball,” he said. “But I see it as an opportunity, not something to dread. “With the quality of the players coming back and our senior leadership, I can see great things for this team.”

Hoopsters will stand tall in Metro

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

New boys basketball coach Scott Orness knows what’s ahead for his team. “Metro is possibly the toughest league in the state in basketball,” he said. “But I see it as an opportunity, not something to dread. “With the quality of the players coming back and our senior leadership, I can see great things for this team.”

Looking up on the linksGolfers find challenges in Metro play.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Though the switch to the Metro League that made golf a fall sport cost coach Marnie Snyder two of her players who switched to soccer, she isn't complaining. In fact, Snyder - who had accepted a position to coach the girls' JV soccer team midway through last season and planned to step down from her golfing job - was so pleased with the way that things played out that she rescinded her original decision.We went from not even having a girls' golf team to sixth place in the state in two years, she says. So I'm happy with my decision to stay with golf. It's kind of my passion.

Relays are business as usualWith some inner tube fun thrown in.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

The girls swim team put business before pleasure at Saturday's Spartan Relays. Their business was to win the 16th annual event, which they did by winning six of the 10 varsity events and amassing 60 points to defeat Gig Harbor (47), Sehome (40) and Port Angeles (38).That done, they turned their attention to the pleasure of the innertube relay, six girls each paddling a length of the Ray Williamson Pool. As each one neared the wall, lying on her back in the tube and paddling furiously, two teammates would grasp the wrists of the next swimmer and suspend her over the edge. As the tube hit the wall, the current paddler would jackknife down through the tube and out from under it as her successor was dropped in. Showing that they'd spent some time practicing, the Spartans handily won the event as meet announcer John DeMeyer announced a new world record time of 2:08.78 for the team of Helen Silver, Joy Miller, Tara McNulty, Julia Sullivan, Elizabeth Wiggs and Emily Silver.

Once a Cavalier, now a SpartanNew BHS trainer Chris Tucker boasts some big-league credentials.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Last year at this time, Chris Tucker was preparing for the Cleveland Cavaliers' upcoming NBA season as the team's head trainer.Now, he's helping Spartan athletic teams preparing for their respective seasons in what might be seen as an unusual career move.But as Tucker explains it, the motive is simple: After five years of travel, it was time to leave and give my wife some time, he said. I needed a change of lifestyle. So he happily took a job with the Human Performance Center, with the understanding that part of the job would involve working with high school athletics.As he followed the Spartan gridders onto the field at Nathan Hale High School yesterday, Tucker was in a sense returning to his roots of two decades ago when he was a prep all-state linebacker in Salt Lake City. His gridiron prowess resulted in the offer of a full ride scholarship to play football at the University of Southern Utah.

Spikers rebound, down SKAfter a weekend tournament, league play starts Monday at West Seattle.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

The BHS volleyball team rebounded from Monday's disappointing loss to Blanchet by winning three of four games Wednesday at South Kitsap.The Spartans won the first two games, 16-14 and 15-11, before dropping the third 15-13. But they came back with a 15-8 fourth game win to take the match.We played much better than on Monday, said coach Julie Miller. We moved a couple of people around and had much better passing. After the tight first game - which ended with kills from Michelle Miller and Kristina Purdom - Miller felt that her team dominated the second game after falling behind 10-4. The Spartans battled back to an 11-11 tie, then Miller and Laura Bartunek each had two kills to put the game away.

Kickers fall to Lakeside, 3-1

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Lakeside's 3-1 victory over the Bainbridge girls' soccer team on Wednesday had at least two positive results for the Spartans.We know we can play with them, said coach Mark Grindrod of the defending 3A state champions. And we discovered a new defender, Crisma Biggs, my player of the game.Normally a forward, Biggs was pressed into service in defense due to the illness of Veronica Ivey, and had only a single practice at her new position.

Hello, Metro - meet the SpartansBainbridge debuts with a 32-8 thumping of Ballard.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Ballard football coach Doug Trainor offered perspective following Bainbridge's 32-8 victory on Friday, in the season opener for both teams. I think you'll stack up real well against the other Metro teams, Ballard coach Doug Trainor said. You're solid all the way around. A ball control offense, good defense and overall toughness.Ballard, which apparently encountered some problems getting on the ferry and arrived on the field less than half an hour before gametime, had similar difficulties getting into the flow of the game.I wish we'd played with more intensity in the first half, Trainor said.It might not have mattered. With a summer-long emphasis on this game, Bainbridge's debut in the Metro League, the Spartans jumped out to 25-0 halftime lead en route to winning their first opener in five years.

Kickers fast out of the gateThe girls open play with two wins, one an 8-1 drubbing of Eastside Catholic.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Having demolished visiting Eastside Catholic 8-1 on Thursday, the BHS girls' soccer team faces the immediate question:Just how good are they?In a jaw-dropping exhibition of finesse and power, Bainbridge scored five times in less than 10 minutes in the second half, giving the squad needed momentum for its upcoming contest against defending state champion Lakeside. Senior co-captain Suzanne Fossum, who played a solid game as the team's deep defender, was somewhat surprised at the ease with which her team won.The private schools (in Metro) are supposed to be pretty good, she said. After a somewhat downbeat first half, in which the Spartans took a slim 1-0 lead on Erin Wiggins' 10-yard shot on a pass from Inger Fredricks in the 33rd minute, the Crusaders tied the score early in the second half on a long, floating 30-yard shot from the right side that settled into the upper left corner of the net. Big mistake.

Spartan harriers expect tough competitionThe move to Metro means bigger meets and faster foes.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

More than 40 runners make up this year's Spartan cross-country team, and they're already outpacing the coach. This is a great group of kids, coach Richard Christopher says. We're going to have some serious fun.The fun starts Friday, as the team travels to Lower Woodland Park to take on O'Dea, Holy Names, Ingraham, Ballard and Seattle Prep in their first meet as a member of the Metro League.

Gridders launch Metro forayGrimm: They're ready for the big games.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

The Spartan football team opens the 2001 season in a new league and wearing new helmets. Well, the helmets aren't exactly new. Head coach Andy Grimm and assistants Jim West and Jake Haley all played Spartan football wearing blue helmets, and decided to return to that tradition.They also hope to start another tradition, that of becoming contenders for the state 3A football playoffs. Grimm welcomes seven offensive and seven defensive starters back from last year's 5-4 team as the Spartans make their Metro League debut by hosting Ballard on Friday. Grimm is optimistic about this season, with a roster headed by 12 seniors.Also, 24 juniors and several members of last year's undefeated freshman team who should make substantial contributions as sophomores suggest that the Spartans will be a force next year as well.One reason for Grimm's upbeat outlook is that for the first time in his four year tenure he has significant depth throughout the roster.In the previous years we've been walking on eggshells, hoping that no one gets hurt, he says. But now we have decent depth. If we have to go to our number two at any position, we're still in good shape.

Challenge is new for BHS water polo

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

Despite losing several top players from last year's boys water polo team that finished ninth in the state with a 14-11 record, first-year varsity coach Mead Trick is optimistic as he prepares for the team's opening game next Tuesday against Lakes.Trick, who previously coached the Golds (JV) and Whites (C), is swapping positions with last year's Blue (varsity) coach, Jeff Clark.We have a strong group of guys with varsity time returning, Trick says. They're a pretty positive group of guys with good fundamentals who know each other pretty well and have the ability to gel as a team.

Cheating can't overshadow Stars' playLeaguers reflect on the Bronx eligibility scandal.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

The scandal surrounding Little League baseball and star pitcher Danny Almonte was the story of the nation last week.By Friday, when a decision by Little League officials ended days of wild speculation, the story led every television and radio network newscast. Most major newspapers carried it atop their front pages. Comedians made it a staple of their late-night guest spots.But for the coaches, parents and players of Bainbridge Island's Little League All-Stars, the revelation that Almonte had been proven to be 14 years of age - two years too old by Little League standards - out of an apparent conspiracy among his parents, coaches and league president, was no laughing matter.

Not quite Metro, or OlympicBetween leagues, the girls' swim team looks to defend their state title.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

While girls' swim coach Greg Colby isn't sure if his team will repeat as state champions this year, he's positive about one thing: they won't be league champions.That's because the Spartans secured a one-year exemption from competing in the Metro League, which alone among the leagues in Washington State competes on a coed basis during the winter season.That means the Metro season begins on October 24 with the league qualifying meet. Then District. Then State. Then the dual meets begin, and the season concludes with the Metro League Championships.That's like playing the Super Bowl first, then the regular football season, says Colby, and he wants no part of it.

Kickers bring depth to league

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

The Bainbridge girls' soccer team's annual almost automatic entry into the state tournament has gone away with the entry into the Metro League, and it's probably a good thing.We'd always go to state, but we'd meet our match - and more - right away, said senior co-captain Fab Rezayat. Since the majority of those matches and more came from Metro - arguably the toughest girls soccer league in the state - Rezayat sees positives in playing them more frequently.

Swim team to make a splash

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

This year’s Spartan boys’ swim team doesn’t have a lot of senior leadership. In fact, the team doesn’t have a lot of seniors. As of last Friday, there was a total of one: Nick Rodda. “He’s a great leader and has phenomenal experience in swimming,” said coach Lynn Wells, returning for her second year after guiding the Spartans to an 11th place finish at the state meet. “But he wants some company.”

Wrestlers have solid hold on the year

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

Count wrestling coach Steve Hohl among the fans of the Spartans’ shift to the Metro League this year. “We should do very well this year,” he said. “Even in our bad years we beat Nathan Hale, and even with three starters missing we beat O’Dea last year.” Those two schools plus Ballard and Blanchet are the traditional Metro powers.

A Silver in Athens in 2004?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

BI Swim Club coach Jane Swanson and a group of her athletes watched a 9-year-old girl, competing in her first-ever race out in the nether reaches of lane six, win a 50-yard race in just over 30 seconds. That’s an outstanding time even for an experienced swimmer at that age. “Who is that girl?” Swanson asked. Nine years later, the swim coaches at several dozen major universities know exactly who “that girl” is.

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